Decadent Delight
Evil Twin Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11.7%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.82%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
43
From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
93
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Notes: Collaboration with Decadent Ales

Late one cold night at the Snake & Owl, we came up with this decadent and delightful imperial stout. Featuring pistachio, coconut, a touch of cinnamon, and a proprietary blend of sugars to create smooth hints of tropical rum flavoring.
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Photo of stortore
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can into a snifter. Had 1/7/20.

Pours near black and opaque, thick looking, with a quarter inch head of darker foam and spotty cling. Aromas of coconut, chocolate, malt, light cinnamon- more as it warms, a little vanilla, a nutty aroma. The flavor kicks this up a notch- cinnamon, chocolate, malt, some coconut, light vanilla, somewhat of a nutty flavor as it warms. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

A great blend of ingredients, the coconut, cinnamon and pistachio all show well at different temperatures in both the aroma and flavor. Typically excellent ET mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours decadently dark with a thick mocha head; the lacing drips from the lip of the glass

Smell: Chocolate, cinnamon, banana and coconut; perhaps some pistachio but that may be the power of suggestion; there is definitely a Rum aspect going on

Taste: Chocolate fudge and caramel forward, with a tropical blend of banana, Rum and coconut building; a hint of cinnamon emerges, in the middle; the finish is a nice blend, sweet but not cloying; maybe the pistachio is there in the finish but again, I wouldn't have guessed without the prompt on the label

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Truly a decadent combination, I really enjoyed it

Thanks, xKURTx, for the opportunity

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a EvilTwin teku glass from the can.

Appearance: Thick dark brown tinted black body with a drk tan head rising low mayb ehalf a finger's length off the body. Zero lacing head settling to nothing after two sips.

Smell: Light cinnamon and coffee aroma which dissipates a little too quickly.

Taste: Complex maple, cinnamon and coconut. A touch sweet but offset with a mellow vanilla. Once again it is complex, flavor density will confuse you a bit.

Mouth: Sticky with a soft carbonation and deep body.

Overall: Good brew, tough to share but I did. It is that good...reminds me a bit of parley vousz francois from their New York brewery. More than likely the predecessor of the latter. Always in a glass, salud!

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Photo of matcris
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

LOOKS: Jet Black with a finger of very nice looking cinnamon foam, that lingers. Tight carbonation, and a pretty substantial lacing on the glass.
AROMA: Dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, brownies. Cinnamon, and the coconut round it out. Very nutty smelling.
TASTE: Drinking it just slightly chilled. Big dark roast and chocolate brownies/fudge. Cinnamon is up front and plenty of that nutty characteristic. Just a wee bit of coconut.
FEEL: Viscous, nice tight level of carbonation, and stick
OA: Damn near perfect!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass, with a one finger milk chocolate brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa, cinnamon, licorice and a hint of coconut. Flavor is dark toasted malt with a little char, milk and dark chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, dates and generic nuts. Lingering cinnamon, coconut and nut finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. A very rich and yes, rather decadent imperial stout. The malt and chocolate flavors are deep enough to verge into Russian stout territory. Except for the pistachio (which tastes nutty, but not clearly pistachio), the other flavors have clear notes, but at a level fully supported by the malt and well balanced. This can may be a year old (crappy mysterious date codes on the bottom of the can), but if so, has held up well. Alcohol is warming, but well integrated. Very nice.

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Photo of branham1989
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Evil Twin and Decadent Ales collaboration Decadent Delights 11.7% ABV. This Imperial Stout pours a thick viscous dark almost black color with a half finger width chocolate brown colored head that dissipates quickly due to the additives. The aroma is of toasted coconut chocolate rich roasted malts with a hint of cinnamon the aroma makes you wanna dive into this stout. The flavor is very nutty with hints of chocolate and malts there’s also some dark fruit like dates prunes plums raisins with some molasses and rum also some toasted coconut before finishing with some cinnamon. The mouthfeel is very thick and viscous coating your palate as the high alcohol warms you all the way down to your stomach. 4/5

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Photo of avalon07
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a motor oil black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A big, enticing aroma of chocolate, malt, spices, a nutty quality. and coconut.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of malt (present throughout, but unobtrusive), a good shot of cinnamon (lingers around), lots of chocolate (always nice), some of the nutty quality (pistachios), and a lot of coconut as well. Like the aroma, the flavor is extremely robust, complex, and powerful. An excellent flavor.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: A highly enjoyable stout. Drinkable.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black pour poor with creamy, dense toffee lacing that sticks to the sides of the glass like glue.

S - Chocolate roast, cinnamon, and light hits of coconut on the nose.

T - Cinnamon over top of chocolate char, some alcohol booziness, and nice coconut blend from start to finish. Lingering

M - Thick, slick, and very wet on the finish. The cinnamon creates some burn on the way down.

O - Verdict? This beer is underrated. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Cloudy black body with a tan head. Smell stars the cinnamon, roasted sweet malts, dark chocolate, and coconut. The taste unleashes the pistachio into the mix, with the flavors from the smell plus sugar, booze and vanilla. Feel has some graininess, a ton of middle sweetness that cloys a little before being hit with the spices and nuts on the finish. Indeed a decadent dessert, for a whole pint of this would be difficult, but in the right proportion it hits the spot.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Teku glass at the Decadent Brewery in Mamaroneck, NY.
A: Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a one finger, light brown head, decent retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, mocha, and coconut. The nose screams dessert.
T: Sweet. Palate essentially follow the nose with a lot more coconut. Solid, almost cumin bitterness. Prevents it from tipping over into cloying.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate to strong carbonation. Creamy and smooth.
O: Delicious dessert/milkshake stout.

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Photo of teromous
3.62/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "2994 2995 10:45"

Appearance: The beer pours spent engine oil black into the glass which remains pitch black. The head is dark khaki with a creamy texture that is short but has very good retention. It slowly fades out to a thick ring. It looks phenomenal in a glass.

Aroma: There is a light cocoa aroma and some alcohol.

Taste: Chocolate comes through at first and then there is a bit of what tastes like toasted almonds. After quite a few sips a bit of cinnamon and cayenne flavors come through, mostly in the aftertaste after the beer has built layers of flavor on the palate. A palate cleanser seems to reset this, so one is not advised.

Mouthfeel: It feels like a milkshake when it enters the palate. This continues to lightly coat the palate and gently glaze it with flavor. It feels perfect.

Overall: The can boasts ingredients that include "PISTACHIO, CINNAMON AND COCONUT." The chief flavor here is chocolate. While there was a flavor that tasted a bit like toasted almonds, it could have been a bit of either pistachio (even though the two don't taste alike) or even coconut (if they toasted it). Cinnamon actually does come through much later in the drinking experience. It is a beer worth drinking but it is not one I would highly recommend. I would drink it again but not over many of the other offerings from Evil Twin.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought at Loosa Brews, Tuscaloosa AL.

Pours viscous, like motor oil. Murky without much rising head .. settles quickly, thick and intimidating.

Cinnamon on the nose and a surprisingly present pistachio aroma as well. The coconut brings up the rear, but I’m pleasantly surprised I’m pretty easily getting all the adjuncts here. It’s all swirled nicely around a predominance of rich chocolate.

The flavors are very similar to the nose, pistachio and chocolate strong, with coconut subtle on the back end. All fairly well-balanced, with a touch of metallic flavors on the end being my only real complaint.

Rich, thick, smooth. Sticky, with a decent mouth-coating and a mildly warm booziness down the hatch. The carb is low but fairly sharp, helping to cut through the viscosity.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a just above average body with light carbonation. Body has a slight silky creamy feel
Aroma is roasted malts,dark roasted black coffee, mocha candy, brown sugar,cinnamon, and some pistachio
Taste bitter black coffee,roasted malts, espresso, sugar coated nuts

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Photo of metter98
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high tan colored head that quickly died down, leaving some wisps of lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of chocolate are present in the nose along with hints of cinnamon.
T: The taste follows the smell and is very chocolatey with strong notes of pistachios and hints of cinnamon in the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer drinks exceptionally well for its strength and has no traces of alcohol in the taste. I really liked the combination of chocolate and pistachio flavors in the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich and sweet, featuring coconut, cinnamon, and pistachios, and a sugar blend intended to be suggestive of rum, which to me suggests molasses and cane sugars... Well, sure enough this is a sweet, decadent dessert stout... Delivers lots of chocolate syrup and molasses... The coconut and molasses are gentle flavors and seems to get buried a bit, but assert a little more on the finish as something chewy, earthy, nutty, almost herbal... Big-bodied, smooth, and almost boozy - and yes, something akin to pineapple... Good stuff, but not a casual drink... They did what they wanted to do right, but it's too sweet a beer for me...

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Decadent Delight from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 43 ratings